Who We Are
Grow Nicaragua was launched in 2014 and is an extension of the programs started through Global Worship Initiatives in 1992. The focus of these programs has always been to help people help themselves, working closely with local families & individuals and networking programs proven to work in Nicaragua. Through the years we have worked with orphanages, schools, doctors, dentists, missionaries and many in need; teaching life skills, sewing, hydroponics, sustainable farming and business; building homes, farms and community centers! Doing all of this while partnering with people in order for them to be able take pride and responsibility in the work that we do together.
Jon-Mark Sandquist - Director
Jon-Mark first visited Nicaragua in 1988 as a young child and has been in love with the people and the country ever since. He has been traveling multiple times per year for the last six years and has been instrumental in implementing developmental economic programs through GWI for the last decade. He, his wife Tara and their 4 children plan on continued investment on the Island of Ometepe and in the country of Nicaragua for decades to come!